Project Details

When the University of Kansas hired Head Football Coach Lance Leipold, the dated Anderson Family Football Complex failed to reflect the vision and values of the Jayhawks’ new leadership. With a forward-focused mindset, Jack Porter joined forces with the architectural team of the project, HNTB and Multistudio to transform the complex into a space that would ignite momentum for the program. Phase 1 of renovations focused on the football locker room and weight room, creating environments where the Jayhawks could showcase their commitment to program and player development, both on and off the field. Jack Porter captured Coach Leipold’s vision by designing spaces that are bold, dramatic and tough. The locker room’s dynamic lighting system allows for a highly customizable experience. With seamless transitions, the space can shift from a bright, energizing atmosphere for day-to-day operations to an intense, colorful ambiance perfect for game days, recruiting, and photo opportunities that leave a lasting impression. The weight room captures and reinforces the team’s core values in the design, overlooked by a bold color-changing Jayhawk logo that creates a statement-making brand moment. Every aspect of this space reinforces the program’s dedication to strength, both physical and mental. The completion of Phase 1 of renovations to the Anderson Family Football Complex has set the tone of determination and growth for the Jayhawks and future phases to come.